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Jay joined the Citizen as a staff writer in the spring of 2007, and in a few short months he was promoted to lead writer/assistant editor. He now serves as the managing editor, overseeing news and editorial content and managing the newspaper's circulation. (Click here for complete bio.)

Latest approvals pave way for Plymouth Rubber development

Nearly two and a half years since the landmark special town meeting vote and following a second major site plan review process, it finally appears to be ‘go time’ for the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment project and Paul Revere Heritage Site. With much of the planning and prep work now complete — including demolition of old […]

New-look Celtics squad visits Canton for Media Day 2017

Celtics players Al Horford and Kyrie Irving (background) are interviewed during Media Day in Canton last week. (Photo courtesy of High Output Inc.)

For one day last week, the center of the Boston basketball universe shifted a few miles south to Canton as coach Brad Stevens, recent arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, and the rest of the new-look Boston Celtics

CHS boys soccer climbs standing with 3-0-1 stretch

Junior Paolo Ruggeri (Mike Barucci photo)

With another strong win on Monday over Stoughton following a 2-0-1 stretch last week, the Canton High boys soccer team is starting to heat up as it inches its way up the Davenport Division standings. Going into last night’s scheduled road tilt with Franklin, the Bulldogs had climbed to 5-2-2 overall and 4-2-2 in Hockomock […]

Canton High field hockey team off to impressive start

Senior captain Andrea McNeil (Mike Barucci photo)

With two more convincing wins against division opponents and some impressive underlying statistics, the CHS varsity field hockey team is beginning to make a name for itself as a top contender in the Hockomock this season. With the exception of unbeaten King Philip, in fact, no team has been more impressive in the early going […]

Teamsters Local 25 strike surpasses 50-day mark in Canton

Teamsters Local 25 President Sean O'Brien speaks at last week's solidarity rally at Independent Pipe. (Photo courtesy of Teamsters Local 25)

Update: On September 29, Teamsters Local 25 President Sean O’Brien announced that a contract had been unanimously ratified by employees of Independent Pipe and Supply, officially ending the strike after 60 days. *** A bitter standoff between Teamsters workers and a Canton-based pipe distributor has dragged on into a second month with no signs of a […]

Canton Citizen Athlete of the Week: Griffin Roach

Griffin Roach leads the Bulldogs with 6 points through 4 games. (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton Citizen is pleased to introduce a new Athlete of the Week feature. The first athlete to receive this honor is Griffin Roach, a junior midfielder on the CHS boys soccer team. Griffin Roach – CHS Boys Soccer A talented two-way player in the midfield, Roach had a monster week for the Bulldogs against […]

Canton High field hockey team off to promising start

Through one week of game action, the 2017 CHS field hockey team remains a work in progress, but the early returns have been promising, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor. “We played a couple of strong scrimmages in the preseason and we’ve looked pretty good so far,” said O’Connor, who is now in her second […]

CHS hoopster on the road to recovery with help from community

Xavier Machuga (center) and Coach Gordy with the Canton Character Crew at last week's Tailgate X event. (Ed McDonough photo)

As someone who makes friends easily and feels at home on a basketball court in front of hundreds of spectators, Xavier Machuga is not the type who usually shies away from social situations. But the rising Canton High School junior was admittedly nervous leading up to last Friday’s “Tailgate X” event at CHS — a […]

Celebration of Life event remembers overdose victims

CAASA member Harriet Burak speaks about her son Michael during last week's Celebration of Life event. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 people, including local officials, first responders, and Canton High School students, gathered on the lawn in front of the Canton Senior Center last Thursday evening for a Celebration of Life event in memory of those lost to drug overdose. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every August 31 […]

Town eyes replacement as Reebok gets set to depart

The Reebok sign on Royall St. could soon be replaced with another company's logo. (Michelle Stark photo)

The clock is rapidly winding down on the Reebok era in Canton, and as the company’s remaining employees prepare for their impending move to their new world headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District, the focus among local officials has shifted to finding the next corporate partner to occupy the sprawling, 65-acre campus off Royall Street. As […]

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